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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Nice hub on the ground there. :|
    Yeah, that rim was starting to split, hence the $50 no namer on the back.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 1 cog frog View Post
    Just curious what in that picture is a mid to late 90's Trek 930, 950, 970, 990?

    Did I miss something? Is this an inside joke I'm on the outside of?

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    Trek bought Gary Fisher right around that time.

    The only differences between my bike and a 96 970 are the stickers and the crank.


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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    The reflector is slightly askew.

    Girl, I know what it looks like.

    I literally went to town on that thing with a two pound hammer and all I was doing was breaking the concrete.

    Say what you want about the 70's department store bike I stole that off of, but that accessory was built for the long haul.

    I needed to clear that cable, it was temporary, I promise.



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    Here's a 930 SHX I just had given to me. I think it's a 94 or 95. I have all of the striped parts in a bag.

    Last edited by Drummerboy1975; 12-20-2012 at 06:04 PM.

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    I have a question about the fork. It's locked up. It will not compress. Before I rebuild it, which I will, is there a way to unfreeze it first?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drummerboy1975 View Post
    I have a question about the fork. It's locked up. It will not compress. Before I rebuild it, which I will, is there a way to unfreeze it first?
    Put a Marzocchi Z2 70 mm travel on that, it works really good with the 45 mm rake .

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    I just bought a 1992 Trek 990. I would like a rigid fork and am not sure where to start

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnybentwrench View Post
    I just bought a 1992 Trek 990. I would like a rigid fork and am not sure where to start
    Didn't you get enough answers in the other thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hegstad1 View Post
    Didn't you get enough answers in the other thread?
    Thread(s).....

    Determine steerer diameter. 1" or 1 1/8".

    Determine threaded or threadless.

    Determine steerer tube length required.

    Research axle to crown to make sure you keep handling consistent, but realize that a half inch or so difference isn't going to ruin your ride, or day.

    Buy.

    Install.

    Get back to us with ride report.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnybentwrench View Post
    I just bought a 1992 Trek 990. I would like a rigid fork and am not sure where to start
    Trek Cro Moly 26" Bicycle Fork 1 1 8" 141mm Blue Bike Fork Cycling | eBay

    You want 395ish axle to crown for 92.

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    That's the wrong fork for 1992 990.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
    And this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD5h3y0a9AU

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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y View Post
    That's the wrong fork for 1992 990.
    That's why I said he needed a 395 mm trek, the link was only to illustrate that there are something like 87 forks listed for trek in the fork section.....I am sure he can find the right one.

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    I got it. The 990 was a BIG fork. Thanks again for babysitting me

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    Wasn't the 990 the sprung model?

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    1992 was sprung. not sure when they started putting shocks on. I am not sure what I want to do. The shock on the bike is in working order. I just think a rigid fork is less to deal with. john

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    The proper rigid fork on a 990 will make for a great bike. I wouldn't mess with sus for it--if it is old and short enough to be appropriate it won't well; if it is new and long enough to be plush, it will chopper the bike out. The early 90s 990 is kind of the pinnacle of mass production lugged MTBs, after all. Go with rigid and get some fat tires
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
    And this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD5h3y0a9AU

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    Here is the bike as it sits. I use it for groceries, post office and general running around. It came with Panaracer knobbies which are on a shelf. I have a neighbor who is a mountain bike guy with a truck!!
    This replaced a 1983 schwinn high sierra no comparison. .
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Mid to late 90's Trek 9xx series (930,950,970,990).............-img_4725.jpg  


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    Nice bike. I love the color. It looks like the fork isn't fried so if it works you might as well ride it. That said, if you picked up a rigid Big Fork and spray bombed it black it would look pretty good.

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    Thanks, The fork seems and feels solid, but it will eventually fall. I see trek 950 tapered red forks for sale. 35.00 shipped to my door.

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    The year matters. The fork for a 950 from 1997 will suck on your 1992. The Big Fork that hedstad linked you to in one of the other threads you posted in would be perfect.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
    And this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD5h3y0a9AU

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    The head tube from the lower end to right under the top nut is 650. I do not think that fork would work?

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    650 what? Do you mean 6 and a half inches?

    The fork hegstad posted was listed with a 146mm steerer tube, which would be 5.75 inches. But yes, finding the right steerer length is crucial indeed!
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
    And this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD5h3y0a9AU

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    It looks like a 1/18 threaded fork on there. Measure your steer length , your head tube length, and your axle to crown length with you on the bike in your riding position. I have a DB'ed Trek fork with around a 8- 8.5 " threaded steer tube and a 402mm a-to-c.

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    Allright Johnny, Check out this link to the '93 Trek catalog. These are still the same lugged frames as the 1992 you have and the 970 came in the same red color. The fork is a tapered cro-moly that you prefer. It looks to be a threadless though. FInd this one and you're money.

    http://www.mtb-kataloge.de/bikekatal.../trek/1993.pdf

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    Thanks everyone, The head tube is 650mm and the fork to crown is 16"-16"1/8. Doesn't a rigid fork lower the stand over height? I am not sure why the fork to crown is important as long as a 26" wheel fits right?
    Ironically I sold a GT last year and gave away an incomplete trek 990 frame with rigid fork, BB, Brakes and stem

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